The Vicar's Courtship Volume 3

The Vicar's Courtship Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ... filled breast-high" with dingy trinkets, gaudy parasols, opera glasses, revolvers, rings and miniatures. The window of the picture restorer's shop, broad and dusty, contained nothing but a large engraving of one of Raphael's cartoons, a line engraving of the Princess Charlotte, an objectionable J ordaens, and one of those piebald half-cleaned portraits, "party per pale" white and dark, and a tattered Landscape by Ruysdal, with an inscription on it avowing Mr. Bassevi's intention to exhibit the identical picture (a good deal turned upon that), whole, cleaned and in its right mind, that very day month. The Vicar looked at his watch; it was just five minutes past three. He crossed the street to the door, but it was locked. He knocked, and there came that smart young man, the beloved of Susan, looking as pink and ingenuous as a pawnbroker's apprentice could well be expected to look. " He thought Mr. Bassevi was in; but he was either engaged or just going out. He had an appointment at Christie and Manson's at four." The Vicar was just shaking out a refractory card when Mr. Bassevi in a white coat, a white hat rather on one side, his hands in his pockets, his mouth full, and moving in an atmosphere redolent of brown sherry, emerged from a back room, that opened by a glazed glass-door into the shop. " I was just going," he said, roughly, like a man on his own dunghill; " thought you had forgotten your appointment. Very busy this week cataloguing Lord Frogmore's pictures in Harley Street----can give you five minutes " (so saying he pulled out a-monstrous old gold repeater that might have belonged to Sporus, Bufo, or some other of Pope's horrors)....show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760514
  • 9781236760517